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Social and Policy Sciences MPhil

Social and Policy Sciences MPhil

Key information
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Qualification type

MPhil - Master of Philosophy

Subject areas

Social Policy / Administration Social Sciences

Course type

Research

Course Summary

The Department of Social & Policy Sciences includes academics from social policy, sociology, social work and international development. Students carry out a supervised programme of research at the leading edge of their chosen subject. From an initial proposal, students design and conduct a research programme under the direction of one or two members of our academic staff. The Master of Philosophy (MPhil) programme will enable you to conduct supervised research into your chosen topic and produce a written thesis (typically up to 70,000 words). Many of our part-time students also work in a professional role directly related to their research, or sometimes as an academic in another university in the UK or elsewhere.

Benefits of the MPhil

  • An opportunity to undertake original, in-depth research under expert supervision, within a supportive and vibrant research student community.
  • Access to advanced inter-disciplinary training in methodological skills, substantive subjects and additional research and presentation skills at the University of Bath and as part of the South West Doctoral Training Partnership (with Universities of Bristol and Exeter).
  • The opportunity to present your work and discuss it with other researchers working on similar topics and participate in departmental research centre activities.
  • The opportunity to develop skills and a broader knowledge base by contributing to teaching.

Different course options

Full time | University of Bath | 3 years | 28-SEP-20

Study mode

Full time

Duration

3 years

Start date

28-SEP-20

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£4,400

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£17,400

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students need to have a first or 2:1 Honours degree (or equivalent) in an appropriate subject, from a recognised university. A Masters Degree or appropriate research training is also normally required. We consider applicants without Masters or appropriate research training on a case by case basis. We might require applicants to satisfactorily complete one of our Masters programmes, or to attend some/all of the units of our MRes programmes while undertaking the MPhil programme.